Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Reading

There is still plenty of time to sign up and take part in our Summer Reading Program!
Summer Reading helps prevent Summer Slide, where students lose some of their academic achievement gains throughout the summer. 

Our summer reading programs allows participants to choose the books they want to read and keeps track of the time spent reading throughout the summer. As additional incentive, there are prizes they can earn along the way! 

Not sure what books to read this summer? Ask our Youth Services Librarians for help finding the right book for your reader! 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Exotic Wildlife Santuary

June 9th @ 2pm
Friends Meeting Room

This interactive wildlife program will feature animals from all over the world! Participants will learn about the important role these animals play in the world, conservation, and the importance of preservation while seeing the animals up close and personal.

Register today! 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sign Up for Summer Reading Today!

Summer Reading starts today! 
Stop in right after school lets out to sign up, get your log, and learn about the fun prizes you can earn along the way. Summer Reading is open for Pre-K through 12th Grade! 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Library Closed

The Library will be closed Sunday, May 28 and 
Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. 

This also marks the start of our summer hours. We will be closed every Sunday through Labor Day. Please contact the Youth Services desk for any questions, or visit the library website for more information. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Summer Programs

The Summer Programs Brochure is now available in the Program Brochures tab, on the OBPL website, and at the Youth Services Desk.

Over the next week, Miss Theresa will be visiting every class at Brook Forest, and each student will be given a program brochure as well, be sure to check their backpack! 
Call the Youth desk or stop in to sign up for programs, all summer long. 

Summer Reading starts on June 5th! We will be Reading by Design all summer long, so look forward to Maker programs, Coding, STEM, Storytimes, Chess, the Dupage Children's Museum, and much more! 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Volunteer Times Posted!

Our Teen Volunteer page has been updated with Summer Volunteer times. Volunteering can start for those entering 6th Grade & Up!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Window Art

We are getting ready for 

Summer Reading!

This weekend 14 kids painted the windows in our Youth area as part of our Maker Madness program. The artwork is all themed around reading in the summer and our theme Reading By Design. We love their creativity! Come see all the different windows done by these budding artists! 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May the Fourth

Celebrate National Star Wars Day with a variety of bookmarks, coloring pages, activity pages, and of course, Star Wars books and movies! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sunday Chess Dates Extended!

We have added a few more dates for 
Sunday Chess in May!

Chess will now run on Sunday, May 7, 14, 21. Registration is required for new participants. Grades K-12, but participants must know how to play already. Participants will have the chance to learn new skill and strategy, build teamwork skills, and play with peers.

Contact the Youth Services desk for more information or to register. 630-368-7733

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bookmark Design Contest

It Starts Today!!

Create your own bookmark that fits the theme: "Reading by Design" and submit it for our 2017 contest. Winning bookmarks will be available all summer long at the Youth Services Desk.
Designs must be submitted by Friday, May, 19th to the Youth Services Desk to be considered.

The Design Form is available here.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale!

The Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale starts Thursday! The Book Sale offers thousands of used books available at affordable prices. Proceeds from the book sale allow the Friends of the Library to continue to support the many programs we have all year long!

Thursday, April 20
Free from 2-8pm
Free all day to Friends of the Library members
$5.00 charge per person from 12pm—4pm
$10.00 charge if using an electric scanner

Friday, April 21
9:30 am-4:30 pm

Saturday, April 22

9:30 am-3:00 pm

Support the Oak Brook Public Library and stop by the Friends Meeting Room Thursday - Saturday to see what fun books you will find at the used book sale! 

Friday, April 14, 2017

National Library Week

Coffee & Cookies

Celebrate the end of National Library Week with us and enjoy coffee and cookies! Join us for an early snack and grab books, movies, audiobooks, or video games you may need for the coming weekend. Just remember, the library closes at 1pm Friday! 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

National Library Week

Free DVD Thursday!

Help us celebrate National Library Week with free DVD check out! Any fiction Adult or Youth movie fee will be waived at check out, today only!
Stop in to get your movies for this Holiday weekend!

*Limit 3 DVD's

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

National Library Week

Where's Waldo Wednesday!

Can you find him? Waldo is hidden throughout the library, each time you find him take a sticker to track your progress!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

National Library Week

Libraries Transform

This week we are celebrating National Library Week! We have a variety of activities all week celebrating Libraries, Librarians, and You! This year the theme is Libraries Transform, which highlights the important ways libraries continue to change and evolve to meet the information and community needs as they change. 

Can you match our staff with their expertise? Test your skills and how well you know the various staff members that make things possible here. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Friday: Spring Break Bingo!

Take a break from the cold, rainy weather this spring break and join us for Youth Bingo!

Open to All Ages
Friends Meeting Room

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Getting Ready for Spring Break?

So are we!!

Spring Break programs are happening all week! 

Sunday: Chess Club (Registration Required) 2-4pm 
Monday: Life Size Candy Land (Registration Required) 3-4pm
Tuesday: Create-A-Craft 12-3pm
Thursday: Create-A-Craft 12-3pm
                  Book Discussion: Ms. Bixby's Last Day 4:30pm
Friday: Spring Break Bingo 3-4pm

Call for questions or to register for programs: 630-368-7733

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

2018 Award Winners!

The new lists of award winners are in and our displays are changing over!

Additional copies of the award winners are on order and should be available to check out within the next few weeks.The 2017 award books are still on display and available as well.

Stop in to check out the new books for the 2018 Monarch Award, Bluestem Award, Caudill Award, and Abe Lincoln Award!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Maker Madness!

Our latest DIY program was creating Decorative Vases. We had a great group that made the project all their own.

A big thank you to our volunteers who help set up, dry vases, teach how to make flowers, and clean up after the program!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Spring Programs

The Spring Brochure is now available in the 
Program Brochures tab!

We also have the brochure available on the library webpage, listed under Youth Services, or printed and available at the Youth Services Desk.

You can add us to your Google Calendar for the most current list of programs, all year long!

Sign Up for programs in person or by phone soon, spaces are limited and fill up quickly!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Winter Reading Ends Soon!

March 4th is the Deadline to turn in completed Winter Reading Logs! 

Don't forget to turn your log in for your chance to win some of our great prizes! 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Chess Club

Our newest program, Chess Club, has been going great! Not only are the participants refining their skills and learning new ones, but they are able to spend a few hours each weekend socializing with their peers and taking responsibility for the the space and Chess games. 

If you would like a chance to take part in this weekly Sunday program, please give the Youth desk a call to see if there is space! 630-368-7733

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Saturday, February 18th at 11am

Don't miss this exciting play, brought to life by Improv Playhouse! 

Rumpelstiltskin is the story of a local carpenter who lands his own daughter in a lot of trouble, telling the king she can spin straw into gold. Luckily, there exists and imp with a golden touch, but his work doesn't come cheap. Come join us for some laughs as actors bring these characters to life! 

Registration Required. 630-368-7733

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Create-A-Craft & Bingo

In Case You Missed It!
There is still one more day for Create-A-Craft and Bingo before the end of Winter Break! 
Create-A-Craft: Thursday, January 5th from 12-3pm in the Youth Program Room

Bingo: Friday, January 6th at 3pm in the Friends Meeting Room

Both programs are Drop-In so there is NO registration necessary. 

Bingo on 12/29

Miss Theresa, the Bingo Master

So Many Choices

Time for another round! 

Create-A-Craft on 12/28

Decisions, decisions!

Create-A-Craft 12/28

Starting the next craft!

Beading fun even for the little ones! 

Winter Reading

Stop by to get your Winter Reading Log at the Youth Services desk
We have changed things up a bit this year for winter reading. PreK-5th grade will have the opportunity to read, visit museums, and attend programs to work towards completing their winter reading log. Each completed log will count as a raffle ticket to our Grand Prize Drawing which includes Barnes & Noble Gift Cards, Starbucks Gift Cards, 2 Tickets to the Penguin Encounter at Shedd Aquarium, and a One Year Family Pass to the DuPage Children's Museum. Teens, grades 6 & up will have the additional opportunities to enter their raffle with the completion of the reading log that include museum visits, volunteering, attending programs, and submitting a book review for our blog. 
Ask Youth Services Staff for more details! 
Winter Reading runs until March 4th!